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Greenwood County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 70,133 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 66,271 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,362
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,663
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,825
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,522 (it was 7,904 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%

Land area: 456 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 154 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Greenwood County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Greenwood County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (30.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 32,128  (45.8%)
Females: 38,005  (54.2%)

Greenwood County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greenwood County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,200 ($34,702 in 1999)

This county:

$38,200
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $511 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $632)
This county:

$511
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,000 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Greenwood:

$126,000
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,500 - $194,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $173,157
Here:

$173,157
State:

$236,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $123,380
Here:

$123,380
State:

$189,206

In 2-unit structures: $207,199
Here:

$207,199
State:

$386,010

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $77,537
Here:

$77,537
State:

$145,218

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,198
Here:

$148,198
State:

$218,084

Mobile homes: $43,182
Here:

$43,182
State:

$71,546
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 1,290

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 220
  • Burglaries: 256
  • Thefts: 1056
  • Auto thefts: 70
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 196 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2001: 179 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2002: 208 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2003: 170 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2004: 270 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2005: 248 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2006: 185 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2007: 195 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2008: 98 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 50 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2012: 121 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2013: 78 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $126,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $997 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $605 (0.6%)

Greenwood County household income distribution in 2009 Greenwood County home values distribution Greenwood County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.6%
Greenwood County:

25.6%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for other race residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.8 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 37.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.0 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 58.9 years old, Asian residents: 44.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.2 years old, Other race residents: 18.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greenwood County is $442 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $508 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenwood, Ware Shoals, Kirksey, Ninety Six, Promised Land, Cokesbury, Bradley, Coronaca, Hodges, Troy.

Greenwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Pontotoc County, Mississippi , Lumpkin County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,024
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,102 (20.6% naturalized citizens)

Greenwood County:

5.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 864
  • 2000 to 2009: 878
  • 1990 to 1999: 637
  • 1980 to 1989: 263
  • 1970 to 1979: 131
  • Before 1970: 169
Note: State values scaled to Greenwood County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.0%

Greenwood County marital status for males Greenwood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,107
  • One, attached: 1,104
  • Two: 1,767
  • 3 or 4: 1,406
  • 5 to 9: 2,010
  • 10 to 19: 366
  • 20 to 49: 778
  • 50 or more: 188
  • Mobile homes: 3,527

Housing units in Greenwood County with a mortgage: 9,170 (337 second mortgage, 798 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,559

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greenwood County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,59789
Mainline Protestant9,00732
Black Protestant4,92431
Catholic2,0101
Other7763
None26,347-
Greenwood County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Greenwood County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Greenwood County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 57
This county:

8.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greenwood County:

11.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

30.5%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Greenwood County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,415
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $117.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,135
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,228
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.51%
Corn for grain: 29 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 294 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 359 acres

Earthquake activity:

Greenwood County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Greenwood County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 151.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Greenwood County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (51%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Greenwood County (%):

  • American (20%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Greenwood County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 26,332 (85.6%)
  • Carpooled: 2,694 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 71 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 45 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 302 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 539 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 651 (2.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Greenwood County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 862 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 463 people in state prisons
  • 350 people in nursing homes
  • 321 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 168 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 69 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 53 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Greenwood County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,091 people in college/university student housing
  • 685 people in state prisons
  • 372 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 153 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 93 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 80 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 78 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,064.

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.22% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($18,061 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($15,419 average AGI)
Greenwood County:

1.80%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Abbeville County, SC  0.53% ($32,578 average AGI)
from Laurens County, SC  0.43% ($25,981)
from Greenville County, SC  0.33% ($22,200)
from McCormick County, SC  0.25% ($24,717)
from Anderson County, SC  0.23% ($25,054)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.17% ($24,625)
from Aiken County, SC  0.14% ($26,941)


5.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.28% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($20,725 average AGI)
1.80% relocated to other states ($12,753 average AGI)
Greenwood County:

1.80%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($32,477 average AGI)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.44% ($29,813)
to Laurens County, SC  0.41% ($27,960)
to Anderson County, SC  0.27% ($25,955)
to Richland County, SC  0.21% ($23,314)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.17% ($34,950)
to Lexington County, SC  0.15% ($28,143)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Greenwood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Greenwood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greenwood County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greenwood County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greenwood County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,151 (9,673 aged, 2,478 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,713 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Greenwood County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (803)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (669)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (594)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (442)
  • Unspecified dementia (433)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (400)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (377)
  • Congestive heart failure (223)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (223)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (208)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,526
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75,180

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,296
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 953
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 70.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 44.6
  • Other - 25.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.1
  • Other - 21.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,133
  • In family households: 56,549 (9,691 male householders, 8,595 female householders)
    10,769 spouses, 22,812 children (20,881 natural, 502 adopted, 1,429 stepchildren), 567 grandchildren, 296 brothers or sisters, 832 parents, 686 other relatives, 2,301 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,066 (4,089 male householders (3,551 living alone)), 5,158 female householders (4,719 living alone)), 1,819 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,518

Size of family households: 9,801 2-persons, 4,986 3-persons, 2,483 4-persons, 532 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 460 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,270 1-person, 526 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 357 4-persons.

7,340 married couples with children.
8,126 single-parent households (2,175 men, 5,951 women).

93.7% of residents of Greenwood speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $358,075,000 ($5,303 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,501,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $181,460,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $73,381,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $333,000
Federal grants: $88,624,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,283,000 ($276,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,994,000 ($3,078,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $237,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,037,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,784,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,733
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,610
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +872
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -211
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greenwood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.18 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 590
  • 2010 to 2013: 592
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,552
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,194
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,844
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,594
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,096
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,083
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,846
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,862
Note: State values scaled to Greenwood population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greenwood County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Greenwood County population
  • 1 room: 121
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 244
  • 4 rooms: 1,247
  • 5 rooms: 4,330
  • 6 rooms: 4,162
  • 7 rooms: 2,269
  • 8 rooms: 1,480
  • 9+ rooms: 2,876
  • 1 room: 438
  • 2 rooms: 115
  • 3 rooms: 1,212
  • 4 rooms: 3,697
  • 5 rooms: 2,686
  • 6 rooms: 1,447
  • 7 rooms: 761
  • 8 rooms: 308
  • 9+ rooms: 140
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greenwood County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Greenwood County population
  • no bedroom: 121
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,787
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,574
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,852
  • 5+ bedrooms: 359
  • no bedroom: 438
  • 1 bedroom: 1,450
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,934
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,922
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,060
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Greenwood County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Greenwood County population
  • no vehicle: 471
  • 1 vehicle: 5,282
  • 2 vehicles: 6,461
  • 3 vehicles: 2,757
  • 4 vehicles: 1,211
  • 5+ vehicles: 547
  • no vehicle: 2,252
  • 1 vehicle: 4,975
  • 2 vehicles: 2,655
  • 3 vehicles: 652
  • 4 vehicles: 270
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

83% of Greenwood County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in South Carolina.

Greenwood County:

83.4%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48,581
  • Other state: 17,423
  • Northeast: 5,264
  • Midwest: 2,404
  • South: 8,840
  • West: 915

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greenwood County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (57.0%)
  • Utility gas (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (73.3%)
  • Utility gas (23.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 528
Here:

6.9%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 308
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 353
Here:

8.2%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Greenwood County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Own Hospitals: $16,529,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $120,300,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,818,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,371,000
    Police Protection: $2,495,000
    General - Other: $2,441,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,759,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,748,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,421,000
    Libraries: $1,384,000
    Financial Administration: $1,209,000
    Fire Protection: $974,000
    Parks & Recreation: $704,000
    General Public Buildings: $582,000
    Regular Highways: $513,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $306,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,676,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $234,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $14,749,000
    Police Protection: $268,000
    General - Other: $268,000
    Parks & Recreation: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $71,000
    General Public Building: $60,000
    Regular Highways: $36,000
    Central Staff: $22,000
    Fire Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,932,000

Greenwood County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $47,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $154,472,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,084,000
    All Other: $1,405,000
    Parks & Recreation: $79,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,111,000
    Health & Hospitals: $34,000
    Housing & Community Development: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $821,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,610,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,128,000
    Rents: $371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,966,000
    All Other: $1,653,000
    Highways: $1,036,000
    Health & Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,303,000
    NEC: $1,210,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Public Utilities: $218,000
    Other Selective Sales: $44,000

Greenwood County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $66,798,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $70,658,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $124,266,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,190,000

Greenwood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $33,462,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,040,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $220,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,564
  • Number of aged recipients: 161
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,403
  • Number of recipients under 18: 301
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 944
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 319
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 608
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 686
Greenwood County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Greenwood County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Greenwood County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James78270.3 years
John58572.2 years
William57872.3 years
Mary54077.3 years
Robert31970.2 years
Willie29271.0 years
Annie25877.9 years
George25773.0 years
Thomas20371.6 years
Charles18670.7 years
Most common last names in Greenwood County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32172.9 years
Williams31471.8 years
Davis21573.8 years
Brown20271.2 years
Johnson16172.5 years
Jones15273.9 years
Anderson14873.8 years
Butler13675.3 years
Moore12072.9 years
Adams11676.3 years
Businesses in Greenwood County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Red Lobster1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
GNC1Subway2
H&R Block1Toyota1
KFC1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul6
Lane Furniture2UPS6
McDonald's1Walgreens1

Greenwood County on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"